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Macklemore unfazed by stage costume criticism

6/17/2014

Rapper Macklemore has shrugged off allegations of anti-Semitism after he was accused of dressing like a Jewish stereotype during a concert. The Thrift Shop hitmaker raised eyebrows during a performance at the EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington on Friday (16May14) by donning a large prosthetic nose, a beard and a black wig. Once images of the gig spread on social media websites, critics suggested he was dressed as a collection of offensive Jewish stereotypes. However, Macklemore insists the outfit had no racial or religious context and was simply a wacky costume. He tweeted on Monday (19May14), "A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea of a stereotype of anybody."

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